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Monday, 9 September 2013

Too old for latex

Iron Man 3 hits DVD today and I snapped up a copy this morning. This was one of the  superhero films I missed at the cinema, and although I enjoyed both previous Iron Man movies and loved The Avengers I think I'm getting tired of superhero movies. Either that or I'm getting too old for them - Man of Steel failed to excite me and for the most part I found it boring and the third Dark Knight movie, Dark Knight Rises I felt was deeply flawed. Those tacked on endings, all that bollocks about the auto-pilot, left a sour taste on what was otherwise  a brilliant superhero trilogy. Though in truth I don't think the Nolan Batman movies were really superhero movies at all, but rather dark crime thrillers that just happened to feature a man in a cape. So maybe the Dark Knight movies don't really count when talking about superhero movies.

The big news at the moment is that Superman and Batman are to team up in a movie and then after that Warners will make the long promised Justice League film... I'm underwhelmed by that and don't really give a toss. Mind you I'm not that bothered by the prospect of new Star Wars films either, so maybe I am turning into a grumpy old man after all.

I actually bought two DVD's today - Iron Man 3 and then the new Blu-Ray edition of The Treasures of Sierra Madre. I've seen Sierra Madre perhaps a dozen times and can't wait to watch the new Blu-Ray edition. And at the same time I don't think I could sit through The Man of Steel again.

So what is it? Am I a grumpy old man or is it the fact that Hollywood doesn't really make movies for grown ups these days? Whatever the reason I do suspect I'm too old for latex but I'm going to give Iron Man 3 a spin....expect a review here later this week, as well as a look at the new Blu-Ray of Treasures of the Sierra Madre.

 I expect Fred Dobbs will kick Tony Stark's arse.


Buddy2Blogger said...

I too did not like Man of Steel as well as Iron Man 3.

Perhaps, there have been one too many movies in the superhero genre.


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